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Geopolitics Underlying US Foreign Policy, Sarah C. M. Paine

  • 8 Nov 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906


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Sarah C. Paine is a professor of strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College located in Newport, Rhode Island. She has written or co-edited several books on naval policy and related affairs, and subjects of particular interest to the United States Navy or Defense. Other works she has authored concern the political and military history of East Asia, particularly China, during the modern era.

Her 2012 award-winning book, Wars for Asia 1911–1949 (find it here on is an original and lively, as well as densely packed, view of the "nested wars" in early-twentieth-century East Asia. She presents the continuing conflicts there as three different wars, for a while carried on simultaneously. The war-within-a-war perspective involved: the long Chinese Civil War, here 1911–1949; the Second Sino-Japanese War, here 1931–1945; and the Second World War, here 1941–1945. The work covers ground in some detail that was previously rather neglected in the history literature written in English


Columbia University, Graduate School for Arts and Sciences, Ph.D., history, 1993
Middlebury College, Russian School, M.A., 1989
Columbia University, School for International and Public Affairs, MIA, 1984
Harvard University, Special Concentration, Latin American Studies, BA, magna cum laude, 1979
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